Donald Trump 2024 Run Threatened if Marjorie Taylor Greene Axed From Ballot

Ron Fein, a lawyer seeking to disqualify Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from running for re-election over her alleged involvement in the January 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection, argued Thursday that if his effort is successful it would "set a precedent" for former President Donald Trump if he decides to launch another campaign.

His comments came just a day before Greene appeared before a state administrative law judge on Friday for a hearing in the proceeding, which she has denounced as a "scam."

The decision in that hearing might have repercussions beyond Greene's future. Fein said, in that he thought it could be applied to other politicians, including Trump.

Speaking on MSNBC on Thursday, Fein, the legal director of Free Speech For People, a nonpartisan, nonprofit legal advocacy organization that is representing the Georgia voters in the case against Greene said that if the judge overseeing the case "fairly and impartially applies the facts and the law, then he'll agree with us that Marjorie Taylor Greene is disqualified for public office because of her aiding and facilitating the January 6 insurrection."

"But if he doesn't, then we're prepared to appeal, and we'll take it all the way," he added.

The MSNBC host then asked Fein: "And if it does end up going your way, do you think this sets a precedent for other members of Congress that you might have your sights on, who may have played similar roles, if not more egregious ones?"

"Absolutely, if the judge agrees with us that Marjorie Taylor Greene is disqualified then that sets a precedent not only for other members of Congress but also, if he chooses to run for office again in 2024, Donald Trump," Fein said.

Trump was impeached by the U.S. House last year in connection with the Capitol riot. In a statement on Thursday about the legal challenge against Greene, Trump blasted Republican leaders in Georgia blaming them, in part, for the situation.

Trump Run Threatened if Greene Loses Case
A lawyer seeking to disqualify Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from running for reelection over her alleged involvement in the January 6, 2021 Capitol, argued Thursday that if his effort is successful it would "set a precedent" for former President Donald Trump if he decides to launch another campaign. Above, Trump speaks at a rally in Selma, North Carolina, on April 9. Allison Joyce

"The Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, and Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, perhaps in collusion with the Radical Left Democrats, have allowed a horrible thing to happen to a very popular Republican, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene," he said. "She is now going through hell in their attempt to unseat her, just more of an election mess in Georgia."

Free Speech For People argues that Greene "helped facilitate the insurrection" on January 6, 2021. "Specifically, the evidence shows that she either helped to plan the attack on January 6, or alternatively helped to plan the pre-attack demonstration and/or march on the Capitol with knowledge that it was substantially likely to lead to the attack, and otherwise voluntarily aided the insurrection," the organization said in a March statement. The group contends she is disqualified based on a provision in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, originally designed to prevent former Confederates from holding office after the Civil War.

After a judge ruled Monday that the challenge against her could move forward, Greene said she "did nothing wrong."

"I don't care what the lawsuit says. I did nothing wrong. And this is a scam, OK? So I'm not entertaining this," she said in an interview with news station WTVC.

"No Republican member, no one in Trump's administration or President Trump participated in any riot or had anything to do with it. We were completely shocked," she added during the interview.

Newsweek has reached out to Trump and Greene's office for comment.